Z9P 2G /4G Cellular

The Z9P is a rugged, compact and waterproof GPS tracking device available for 2G, 4G LTE-CatM1 and NB-IoT networks globally. The electronics, backup battery and antennas are all located within the tough nylon-glass housing offering the ability to track and monitor any asset in the most demanding conditions.


  • IP67 Rated
  • High Sensitivity GPS with LNA
  • 2G or 4G LTE Cat-M1 and NB-IoT
  • 3D Accelerometer
  • Internal backup battery
  • 1 x Ignition Input
  • 2 x Digital Inputs
  • 1 x Analog Input
  • 1 x Digital Output
  • Driver ID (1-wire iButton)
Rugged IP67 rated housingNylon Glass Composite housing protects against the elements. This allows the Z9P to be installed internally or externally on any asset in the most demanding conditions.
DimensionsL 125 x W 80 x H 25mm
Operating Temperature-20°C to +60°C1

1)On external power

Below 0°C and above +40°C the internal backup battery will not be charged as a safety precaution due to the dangers associated with charging batteries at extreme temperatures.

Harness7 wire harness


SIM SizeMicro (3FF) size cellular SIM card
2G or 4GThe Z9P can be manufactured for specific markets around the world.
4G ModemUBLOX SARA-R410-02B

This modem can be configured to operate on either LTE-CatM1 or LTE-NB1 networks.

Supported LTE bands:

1-5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28

2G Modem2G: SARA-G350-02S-01

850/900/1800/1900 MHz


GPS and Cellular AntennaInternal GPS and cellular antennas tuned by RF laboratories for optimal performance.

Having the antennas inside the housing makes for very simple and quick installation.

GPS/GLONASS TrackingU-Blox EVA-M8Q, High sensitivity assisted GPS receiver with TCXO, 72 channel (-167dBm)
AssistNow OfflineAssistNow Offline aiding data or extremely fast time-to-first-fix and performance in urban canyon environments
Low Noise GPS Amplifier (LNA)GPS signals are boosted by a special low-noise amplifier (LNA). This allows operation where normal units will fail to receive GPS signal


Automotive Power8V to 36V DC (max)
Back-up Battery200mAh LiPo internal backup battery pack

The Z9P can also be supplied with 1100mAh battery

Self-resetting fuseThe Z9P passes stringent automotive power “load dump” tests to ensure that it will continue to operate in the harshest electrical systems. A built-in self-resetting fuse makes installation easy and safe.


Internal MemorySufficient memory to store over 50,000 records. Normally data is sent to the server immediately but if the device is out of range there is space to ensure no data is lost – for many weeks of driving!
3-axis accelerometerAllows the Z9P to detect harsh driving events, and to go to ‘sleep’ when not moving, resulting in extremely low standby current


3 x Digital Inputs1 x Ignition input, permanent internal pull down, 0-50V

2 x Digital Inputs, configurable pull-up/pull-down, 0-50V

1 x Digital Output1 x Switched Ground digital output1, easily wired up to switch external lights, relays, buzzers etc. Can be used to immobilise a vehicle.

1) Shared with Analogue Input, meaning only 1 can be used at a time

1 x Analogue Input0-30V Analogue input2

2) Shared with Digital Output, meaning only 1 can be used at a time

iButtonLow-cost 1-wire iButton reader can be used for Driver-ID


Auto-APNAuto-APN allows the Z9P to analyse the SIM card and select the correct APN details from a list that is pre-loaded in the device’s firmware.
Text Message SetupThe Z9P can be sent text messages to set the APN, server and other details
Fleixible Logging ParametersThe Z9P trip logging is flexible and can be configured to log based on a variety of parameters including:

Elapsed time

Distance travelled

Change in heading

Change in speed

On Stationary

Accelerometer events (harsh driving)

Accident and Rollover DetectionThe Z9P uses the built-in accelerometer to detect high G impacts such as accidents and rollovers and reports these events to the server for emergency alerting.
Harsh DrivingThe Z9P automatically calibrates its built-in 3 axis accelerometer and uses this to detect harsh driving events:

Excessive acceleration

Harsh braking

Cornering at speed

These events are logged in the Z9P along with additional event statistics that allow back-end server platforms to perform sophisticated driver profiling and scoring.

Accident DataThe Z9P keeps a second-by-second “black box” recording of valuable GPS and accelerometer data for a two-hour window. This data can be automatically uploaded to the server when an accident is detected, or it can be requested manually.
Geo-FencesThe Z9P has the capacity to hold hundreds of geo-fences that can be downloaded to it from the server. The Z9P can use this geo-fence information to:

Implement arrival and departure alerts

Implement speeding zones with audible warning alerts

Implement “No-go” and “Keep-out” areas

Automatically control outputs, e.g. to switch on warning lights when inside a special area.

Ignition DetectionThe Z9P can determine a trip has started based upon:

Wired Ignition input (voltage on/off)

Emulated Ignition (GPS movement)

Run Detect (Voltage Increases)